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street photography is mind over matter

the beggar poet and the don

we are under the protection of don

i am the cameras cosmic eye

i am the cameras cosmic eye

i am a pinboard of collected discarded memories

bitten by snakes thrown off ladders - the beggar poet

Manuela and the Beggar Poet of Rustic Bandra

Street Photography Is Shooting From Your Head Rather Through The Camera

Sometimes I Patiently Wait For My Shots

Anarkali ..Once Upon A Time In Bollywood

Anarkali ..Once Upon A Time In Bollywood, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Anarkali (Hindi: अनारकली, Urdu: اناركلی) is a 1953 film based on the historical legend of the Mughal emperor Jahangir. As per the legend Jahangir revolted against his father Akbar over his love for a common girl called Anarkali. It was the top grossing Hindi film in the year of its release, and one of the biggest Hindi film hits in its decade.[1] Another film on the same theme was Mughal-e-Azam, made in 1960, which was again a major commercial[2] and critical hit.

Shahenshah Jalaudin Akbar is the grandson of Babur , and the son of Humayun. He is known to have ruled over Hindustan with a humane and just heart. He knew in order to garner the support of the Hindus, he must treat them sensitively, allow them to worship freely, and in order to maintain this peace, he married Jodabai, a Hindu Rajput, the sister of Raja Man Singh. Through this marriage they became …

Rustic Bandra Chapel Road Photo Walk

the only cure is rehabilitation but the muslim world prefers building mosques

the only cure is rehabilitation but the muslim world prefers building mosques, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. the muslim beggar
wont curse his fate
as he stands outside
the mosque by the gates
he patiently waits
a few coins wont
change his destiny
but he clings
to hope miserly
human trait
fuck who cares
what he ate
he is nothing
but a beggar
third rate
they pity him
but it is human
nature to hate
the beggar
muslim like
them
they happy
in gods house
heads bowed
he in dire straits

I am as white as the next man is black..

I am as white as the next man is black.., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. what has
color got do
with living
loving
searching
for hope
in a haystack
why do we
sometimes
have one track
we become
racists bigots
humanity hijack
being human is
being on the right
track says
the colored man
to a colorless god
i want my human
rights back
before as the
Life or the
Resurrection
if you ever
come back

I Shoot The Beggars of Bandra

stay clean and preen eat only greens fruits in between

stay clean and preen eat only greens fruits in between, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. dont eat animal flesh
heart liver and spleen
unhealthy
dirty unclean

Photo Walkers at Clarence Gomes Quintessential 100 Year Old Villa

Clarence Gomes of 100 Bazar Road Bandra

Clarence Gomes of 100 Bazar Road Bandra, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
Clarence Gomes is the founder of Bandra Times a local weekly paper that brings you the news of old time Bandra and Clarence and I are old time friends its his press card that hangs around my neck whether I shot the Bandra train serial bomb blast or the Dadar Kabutarkhana bomblast.. including the fires that destroyed the shanties of Behrampada or Garib Nagar Bandra East.

I dont leave home without the camera or the Bandra times Press card , the service is honorary, and all my pictures are online at Flickr.com.

The press card is a lucky talisman to save my opinionated arrogant colored as from photographer hating cops specially cops that hate guys like me shooting on the streets.

Clarence Gomes has done a lot for the poor the needy with his youth club at St Peter grounds Bandra , and I have the highest respect for this ex NAB official who worked his life away among the blind.

So no photowalk is comple…

Jambuls at Rs 280 a kg.. good for diabetes

Jambuls at Rs 280 a kg.. good for diabetes, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. from wikipedia

Jambul (Syzygium cumini) is an evergreen tropical tree in the flowering plant family Myrtaceae. Jambul is native to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Indonesia.[citation needed] The name of the fruit is sometimes mistranslated as blackberry, which is a different fruit in an unrelated family.
Jambul is also known as Jambhul/jambu/jambula/jamboola, Java plum, jamun, jaam/kalojaam, jamblang, jambolan, black plum, Damson plum, Duhat plum, Jambolan plum, or Portuguese plum. Malabar plum may also refer to other species of Syzygium. This fruit is called Neredu Pandu in Telugu and Naaval Pazham in Malayalam and Navva Pazham in Tamil and Nerale Hannu in Kannada . Jambul is known as Duhat in the Philippines.[1]
The tree was introduced to Florida, USA in 1911 by the USDA, and is also now commonly grown in Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. In Brazil, known a…

Jambuls at Rs 280 a kg.. good for diabetes

Jambuls at Rs 280 a kg.. good for diabetes, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. from wikipedia

Jambul (Syzygium cumini) is an evergreen tropical tree in the flowering plant family Myrtaceae. Jambul is native to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Indonesia.[citation needed] The name of the fruit is sometimes mistranslated as blackberry, which is a different fruit in an unrelated family.
Jambul is also known as Jambhul/jambu/jambula/jamboola, Java plum, jamun, jaam/kalojaam, jamblang, jambolan, black plum, Damson plum, Duhat plum, Jambolan plum, or Portuguese plum. Malabar plum may also refer to other species of Syzygium. This fruit is called Neredu Pandu in Telugu and Naaval Pazham in Malayalam and Navva Pazham in Tamil and Nerale Hannu in Kannada . Jambul is known as Duhat in the Philippines.[1]
The tree was introduced to Florida, USA in 1911 by the USDA, and is also now commonly grown in Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. In Brazil, known a…

The Beggars In The Beggar Poets World

The Beggars In The Beggar Poets World, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. You find more beggars here on this path on Fridays because of the Shia mosque..beggar ladies in hijab, little beggar children , the lame cripple , and honestly had Magic Eye my friend Deepak inspired me to show off my leanings towards poetry as photography,

Perhaps I shoot the same things but there were some new addition like the Anarkali wall and people all around were happy to see photographers shooting the heritage of rustic Bandra.

I would have taken them to shoot the St Peter Church the cemetery but we were short for time .. and photo walks are nice if we blog our vision online..

Who knows Marc Zuckerburg might just want to show his new wife something she will never ever get to see the beggars of Bandra Bazar Road...so the garbage dump awaits you all.. dont miss it for anything in the world.

bandra bazar road is the most famous for photo walks in mumbai

bandra bazar road is the most famous for photo walks in mumbai, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. provided i accompany you for the walk..you dont pay me but the beggars we meet and shoot..

We Shoot To Make The World Smaller Than It Is

We Shoot To Make The World Smaller Than It Is, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. WT Gator07:47
Pardon my cynicism but tourists making this place hip doesn't take away the poverty. If anything, making a spectacle of it makes it worse. When you take the photographs, you do it as a beggar and share their lives. Rich foreign tourists carrying thousands of dollars of camera gear do not do that. What is your take on the sudden popularity of Bandra Bazar Road, +Firoze Shakir ?

Firoze Shakir07:59 (edited)Edit
Manuela Anjali are friends of Magic Eye the person who introduced me to blogging we share a unique bond ,, he wanted to shoot rustic bandra where I live so I invited them over to share to the topography of lost time.. they are very good people and not tourists.

Bandra Bazar is the most filthy dirty area where I live I wanted my friends to shoot it and show my agony my pain through their pictures ..

Mind you I want a better world for our children.. and so my grand childre…

god is camera shy when it comes to women photographers

before god created fashion he created italians ..he did it in style

Photographers Enter Where Angels Fear To Tread

Hussain Is Humanity ..

The Beggar Poet ...of Bandra ..

God Made Man Woman He Tested God Created Photographers He Rested

The Muslim Macro Man

The Muslim Macro Man, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. at the bakery
from the fire
into the frying pan
the muslim
superman
what you
cant do he can
he is allahs
hardcore fan
a humble
simple
peaceloving man
unlike the muslim
killing muslim
unmuslim taliban
humanity hating
evil man

This Is The Perfumed Garden Where I Stay...Cats Dogs Goats Rats Come Here To Pray

This Is The Perfumed Garden Where I Stay...Cats Dogs Goats Rats Come Here To Pray, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. bandra bazar garbage
dump dumped
on us by our political
bigwigs a lazy
municipality
is now in the news
to shoot it by
hook or crook
long queues
australian
news network
italian news network
breaking news
the stench the filth
the rancid memories
some excuse
tourists buses
waiting
to see the garbage
queen of the suburbs
bandra in ones and twos
the japs the koreans
yankees brits
have never seen such
a sight back home
all amused

Our Bandra Bazar Garbage Dump Now on Italian News Network

Our Bandra Bazar Garbage Dump Now on Italian News Network, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. I have been getting a lot of messages from photographer friends visiting Mumbai to shoot the Bandra Bazar garbage dump at our local market totally neglected by our civic Municipal department our new corporator and those political big shots who represent our constituency..

So friends fro Australian news network shot it last week this week it was the Italian news network. some locals asked me if they could take my pictures of this dump to make a few picture post cards to sell to the visiting tourists I said it was fine by me.

Soo the area where I stay has become more famous than me , Sailesh Bhatia senior journalist of Midday is waiting fr 4 year old Marziya Shakir street photographer to return he wants to do an exclusive story on Marziya shooting the dumps with some visiting tourists.

I got calls from DNA and HTA too as a few dignitaries have shown curiosity to a place that has b…

Go Eat Your Heart Out You Will Only See My Hijra Pictures If I Add You As Friend At Flickr.com

Go Eat Your Heart Out You Will Only See My Hijra Pictures If I Add You As Friend At Flickr.com, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
I shot over 50 frames or more of the hijras of India at the Marriamman Temple Nehru Nagar,, the hijras told me they stay at Nehru Nagar and were followers of Goddess Marriamman who was responsible for their good status in society, and thanks to her they led a peaceful life among the rest of the Tamil community at Nehru Nagar.

There was hardly time to talk to them but they were very keen to see their pictures on the Internet so it is for them I have made this picture viewable ...and its a pity for the few that robbed my pictures at Flickr.com I have removed all my hijra collection sets blogs poems from public view.

I shoot the hijras in good faith , a community I respect and have showcased in its inherent positive spirit and if people who steal my pictures and malign them impersonate them to con Flickr members and to start a prostitution rin…

Our Bandra Bazar Garage Dump Now on Italian News Network

This Is The Perfumed Garden Where I Stay...Cats Dogs Goats Rats Come Here To Pray

My Humble Wife Shoots Us on Canon EOS 7 D

My Humble Wife Shoots Us on Canon EOS 7 D

Magic Eye Visits The Beggar Poets House

Magic Eye Visits The Beggar Poets House, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 232,630 items / 1,956,782 views

Deepak Amembal or Magic Eye metroblogger Indiblogger has been my oldest contact on cyberspace , he introduced me to Flickr from Fotothing and I am on the verge of deleting my oldest account at Fotothing..

Deepak came home with Anjali and Manuela from Italy , to shoot my world my surroundings and this is my next storyboard , a photo walk to rustic old time Bandra of Bazar Road and Chapel road ending at Waroda road.

Manuela loves India , the people the culture and the pathos poetry of Amchi Mumbai..

I first took them to shoot the Bandra Bazar open garbage dump , this site has been internationalized by me , and will soon be the next big tourist attraction after the Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghats ..

Deepak thoroughly enjoyed the walk and all three of them shot me and crowds were happy that Bandra Bazar is now a trending topic on cyberspace , Bandra Bazar home of the beggar poet, …

the beggar poet .. kisses the earth with the soles of his barefeet

sometimes i dont know why i shoot what i shoot

imagine building parks statues as your political contribution to the poor in your state